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  • 3 May 2020- 11:21 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOURNAI, Belgium 50-70 tonnes of fish have died in Wallonia, Belgium, blamed on contamination from a leak in a settling pond at a sugar beet refinery across the border in France. Tereos, owners of the processing facility in France, admit a leak was found
  • 25 Oct 2019- 08:25 by Staff- Water Diplomat Geneva, Switzerland The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has described an urgent need for sanitation provision and shelter for displaced people in Somalia which has been a conflict zone for almost three decades and has recently faced severe
  • 6 Apr 2019- 05:18 by Local Press Report JOHOR BAHRU Free Malaysia Today About 17,000 account holders under the Ranhill SAJ water company in Kulai faced water supply disruption which began on Wednesday morning due to ammonia contamination at Sungai Sayong. Johor International Trade, Investment and
  • 18 Mar 2019- 08:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia Two separate incidents of pollution affecting water bodies in Malaysia this month have prompted authorities to begin investigations. Malaysia's Selangor Water Management Authority (LUAS) was notified March 14 of some visible
  • 14 Mar 2019- 12:04 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR The Malaysian Reserve Bauxite mining and exports will not begin immediately after the expiry of the moratorium end of this month, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar. He said the government will continue to
  • 24 Feb 2019- 08:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media. International aid organization, CARE, launched its third
  • 30 Apr 2018- 04:11 by Local Press Report PARIS The Guardian Controversial plans for an open-pit gold mine have split the French overseas territory in South America. Opponents warn of pollution and biodiversity loss, while local officials point to its potential economic benefits. But ultimately the
  • 28 Sep 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States Government representatives from a number of developing and least developed countries have spoken at the General Assembly of the United Nations about challenges related to water. A number of speakers expressed concern about
  • 8 Sep 2016- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The Malaysian government has extended its moratorium on bauxite mining activities until December 31st, Environment and Natural Resources Minister Wan Junaidi announced this week. “If come December 31 the stockpiles are not cleared,
  • 30 Jun 2016- 11:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The Malaysian government on June 30th extended the ban on bauxite mining in the country by two months, to September 14th. Officials from the federal government and Pahang state cited the high existing stockpiles of the mineral as
  • 25 May 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia The moratorium on bauxite mining in Kuantan, in Malaysia’s Pahang state, may again be extended until stakeholders are able to meet all conditions set by the government, Natural Resources and Environment Minister Datuk Seri Dr. Wan
  • 27 Apr 2016- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations’ top humanitarian relief official has called on the international community to act quickly to meet the urgent humanitarian needs of 60 million people worldwide affected by droughts, floods and other extreme weather
  • 8 Apr 2016- 11:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia The Malaysian government has extended a ban on bauxite mining in Pahang state for another three months, in order to clear stockpiles and remove the risk of contamination of the country's rivers, Natural Resources and Environment
  • 1 Apr 2016- 08:36 by Local Press Report PETALING JAYA Free Malaysia Today It has been decided that it is not economically feasible to treat millions of litres of contaminated water from the disused mining pool at the Mamut copper mine in Ranau, Sabah. Universiti Malaysia Sabah geologist Dr Felix
  • 16 Mar 2016- 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia will sign agreements on Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam within the next two weeks, according to Egyptian Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Hossam Moghazi. Moghazi said in a statement issued March 15th that

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